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Belize

If you’re travelling to Belize, our travel advice and updates give you practical tips and useful information. 

Security Status

  • Normal precautions
  • High degree of caution
  • Avoid non-essential travel
  • Do not travel
  • Overview
  • Safety and Security
  • Local Laws and Customs
  • Health
  • Entry requirements
  • Embassy Contact

Overview

General COVID-19 Travel Advisory in Operation

For the latest update please read the General COVID-19 Travel Advisory >

Overview

Security status

High Degree of Caution.

Latest Travel Alert

Citizens planning travel abroad should take into account the ongoing risk of testing positive for COVID-19 while abroad and are advised to take out comprehensive travel insurance that includes COVID-19 cover. Before departure and during travel, citizens are advised to monitor our Travel Advice, follow us on Twitter, and register with their nearest Irish Embassy or Consulate.

Travel to Belize

There are no COVID-19 restrictions in place for travel to Belize from Ireland. There is no requirement to present certificates of vaccination/testing for COVID-19, or to complete a Passenger Locator Form.

Public health requirements are subject to change at short notice. Further information is available from the Belize Tourism BoardTravel Belize or Belize Port Authority.

General Travel Advice

As there is no Irish Embassy or Consulate in Belize, we are limited in the help we can offer you in an emergency situation.  However, if there is an emergency, the nearest Irish Embassy is in Mexico City.

Safety and Security

Safety and Security

Crime

You should take precautions against street crime. There have been occasional violent incidents against tourists. You should take particular caution in the Southside area of Belize City due to gun crime and gang-related violence.

Hurricane season

The hurricane season in Belize normally runs from June to November. During the hurricane season, you should monitor updates from local authorities and the media before travelling to or around Belize.

Local Laws and Customs

Local laws and customs

Remember, the local laws apply to you as a visitor and it is your responsibility to follow them. Be sensitive to local customs, traditions and practices as your behaviour may be seen as improper, hostile or may even be illegal.

Health

Health

Vaccinations

Check with your doctor well in advance of travelling to see if you need any vaccinations for this country.

Zika Virus

Belize may have a risk of Zika virus transmission. Irish citizens, especially those with a weakened immune system, or those who are pregnant or trying to become pregnant are advised to follow the guidance available on the Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) at http://www.hpsc.ie/A-Z/Vectorborne/Zika/.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements (visa/passport)

If you are unsure of the entry requirements for this country, including visa and other immigration information, ask your travel agent or contact the country’s nearest Embassy or Consulate.

You can also check with them how long your passport must be valid for.

Embassy contact

Embassy Contact

The Embassy operates an out of hours service for Irish citizens requiring emergency assistance on weekends and public holidays.

If you are in need of emergency assistance during these times, you should leave a message on the emergency message system by calling +52 55 5520 5803.

Embassy of Ireland
Cda. Blvd. Avila Camacho, 76-3
Col. Lomas de Chapultepec
11000 México D.F.

Tel: +52 55 5520 5803

Monday to Friday 09:30 to 13:30

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